3 of the best architectural marvels on the market

Whether you’re on the lookout for an envy-inspiring investment property or simply enjoy having a nose around other people’s abodes, here are three architectural showpieces that are currently open to offers.

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Palais Bulles, Cannes

Pierre Cardin’s Palais Bulles on the French Riveria is on the market for a reported US$ 405 million with  luxury estate agents Tranio, making it one of the highest asking prices ever for a European property. Designed by the late Antti Lovag to mimic prehistoric cave dwellings, the inimitable structure features an enfilade of interconnected terracotta domes that create circular living spaces. Boasting 10 bedrooms,  a banquet hall and panoramic sea views, this striking residence has provided the backdrop for countless fashion editorials, film shoots and star-studded events.

Image courtesy of Tranio

Image courtesy of Tranio

Image courtesy of Tranio

Image courtesy of Tranio

Image courtesy of Tranio

Image courtesy of Tranio

Opus, Beverly Hills

The most expensive home in Beverly Hills, Opus, hits the market at US$80 million. Complete with gold entrance gates, a Cristal cellar, fantastic views of Los Angeles, its own wellness centre, bars, swimming pools, a show garage and an extensive contemporary art collection, this home is the ultimate in luxury property.

Photography: Jim Barsch

Photography: Jim Barsch

Photography: Jim Barsch

Photography: Jim Barsch

Photography: Jim Barsch

Wallich Residence, Singapore

If you would rather spend your hard-earned cash closer to home, US$80 million can get you the prime position in Singapore’s new Wallich Residence. Soon to be the tallest building in the city, the vistas from this penthouse pad will be unparalleled. The three-storey apartment will feature a swimming pool, bar, jacuzzi and entertainment room, as well as a concierge service, an array of eateries inside the development and a dedicated team of architects and designers to help you achieve your dream dwelling.

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Images courtesy of Sotheby's Realty

Feature Image by Jim Barsch